Abortion is not a partisan issue.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 21, 2012
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We can, and will, argue about abortion ’til the cows come home. It’s a convenient wedge issue for politicians and their fans. But it is not, in fact, a partisan issue. We’re all united in wanting to reduce the number of abortions (and we have, world-wide, over the last decades). ~ ed.

Rate of abortion is highest in countries where practice is banned.

In Africa and Latin America researchers found that 95 to 97 per cent of abortions were unsafe. Read more over at the Independent.

“To ease human suffering should be neither a liberal or conservative trait, but a moral imperative.” ~ Redditor

Via the Economist:


“A woman in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth, compared to a 1 in 4,000 risk in a developing country – the largest difference between poor and rich countries of any health indicator.”


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Abortion is not a partisan issue.”

  1. Lorin says:


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    Lorin Arnold
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